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# 11
02-12-2010, 08:48 AM
The value of Cannons is that they do extremely high damage for their power draw. For Escorts with very few engineering consoles available, you can't slot multiple EPS consoles to help, which means that in general Escorts don't have enough weapon power to mount heavy beam complements. That can be adjusted somewhat by judicious BOff skill choices and by being an Engineer, but the core of the issue is that Escorts typically don't run with EPS consoles and can't sustain the power draw from multiple beams.

You won't like Cannons unless you use them properly, which means engaging inside of 5km and using Rapid Fire appropriately. My T3 Escort melts enemy ships in bare seconds when Rapid Fire is active.
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# 12
02-12-2010, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by wildfyre010 View Post
The value of Cannons is that they do extremely high damage for their power draw. For Escorts with very few engineering consoles available, you can't slot multiple EPS consoles to help, which means that in general Escorts don't have enough weapon power to mount heavy beam complements. That can be adjusted somewhat by judicious BOff skill choices and by being an Engineer, but the core of the issue is that Escorts typically don't run with EPS consoles and can't sustain the power draw from multiple beams.

You won't like Cannons unless you use them properly, which means engaging inside of 5km and using Rapid Fire appropriately. My T3 Escort melts enemy ships in bare seconds when Rapid Fire is active.
Yes I'm Engineer using tactical escort (captain rank). I can load all beams 4 front 2 aft. Have no problem firing them all even with power scheme shields. I have my weapon power at 65 then. Try using dual bank beams and you will melt ships even faster from 5km. I did use canons from OB but past few patches I start feel that I'm really outdamaged by people using beams. What I found on my ship was simply shocking. Reread please my OP.
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# 13
02-12-2010, 12:25 PM
NO.

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# 14
02-12-2010, 04:03 PM
I don't have as much information to go on here as I would like.

What is your skill distribution? What kind of consoles are you using? What are the specific stats on the weapons you are using? What is your BOff skill ranks and arrangement?

Since others are reporting different results than you are experiencing, perhaps we can find where this is going wrong, and help you.
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